Samantha Rogers-Berte Workplace ethics and behavior are a crucial part of employment, as both are aspects that can assist a company in its efforts to be profitable. In fact, ethics and behavior are just as important to most companies as performance. Every business, in every industry, has certain guidelines to which its employees must adhere, and frequently outline such aspects in employee handbooks. A code of ethics sets out the company's values, ethics, objective and responsibilities. A well-written code of ethics should also give guidance to employees on how to deal with certain ethical situations. Every code of ethics is different and should reflect the company's ethos, values and business style. Ethics varies in each workplace that you encounter. Every workplace can have a few, or hundreds, or even thousands of employees. Every person is different on their basis of their sex, ethnicity, disability, race, sexual orientation, and age. Chapter 1 states that “ethics refers to the conventional standards of right and wrong that prescribe what people should do. These standards usually consist of rights, obligations, and benefits to society. They also include virtues such as fairness, honesty, loyalty, and concern for others. Ethics is about having values and taking responsibility. Ethical individuals are expected to follow the law and refrain from theft, murder, assault, slander, and fraud.” There are some people, however, that make their own rules and may not live by the code of ethics that have been put forth in an employee handbook. One topic of ethics that may be an issue is gossip. Merriam-Webster’s definition of gossip is the information about the behavior and personal lives of other people or a person who often talks about the private details of other people’s lives. There is not anything exciting in the telling of another person’s accomplishments, people would rather hear of scandalous details that are happening in another’s life. In today’s society, gossip has a negative connotation and can adversely affect a person. Not many “gossips” are going to speak positively of someone else. They are going to try to degrade a person, spread untrue rumors, talk of a person’s personal life that should be kept in confidence, and they will tear down and belittle another person. The “gossip” is not going to tell everyone else of the other person’s accomplishments, but of their failures. They want to make themselves look good to whomever they are speaking. In the modern culture that has been built, there really is not anything such as good gossip. Ethics is a stern topic in the employee handbook, the handbook is important in the workplace because it alleviates animosity between the employees and puts forth the rules and guidelines for each employee to read and follow. An ethical company shows that it is honest and respectable to its customers; it helps keep the…
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All of us use ethics in our every day lives. Every day there comes a new challenge, a new decision that needs to be made on how we represent ourselves, sometimes more unethical than ethical. Ethics is a standard of behavior, well-based standards of right and wrong that influence how humans should act. Secondly, ethics refers to the study and Development of one’s ethical Standards. There…
be worried about being fired, and in today’s poor economy this is a thought no one would like to have. This is why it would be important to get the view from someone you could trust that would also be able to look at the situation as a whole.
The final step is to make the decision. This is the part where you must look at all of the options and weigh the moral significance of each choice you make. By looking at the situation and evaluating all of the outcomes it is clear that you will make the best…
Utilitarianism, deontology, and virtues are all a part of ethical theories, what separates them from one another are their actual specifications and descriptions. But with the differences between them, they also contain a lot of similarities because although they each emphasize a different standpoint, they are addressing the same ethical dilemma. This paper will be comparing the similarities and differences between virtue theories, utilitarianism, and deontological ethics.
will use P (1 + r/2) ^2. Even though with these fact, they will have an exponent, and we must remove this exponent in order to get an accurate answer. Now we will set the formula up as (1 + r/2) * (1 + r/2). Because when we use the FOIL method we will be using the multiplication. Now we are going to use (A + B)*(C + D) = (1 + r/2)*(1 + r/2) where A = 1, B = r/2, C = 1, and D = r/2. Now we are now using A is multiplied by C, this actually comes down to me using 1 and then multiplied by 1 and the results…
Week 1-Ethics Essay
December 10, 2014
Dr. Michael Woods
Week 1-Ethics Essay
The definition of ethics is an area of study that deals with ideas about what is good and bad behavior; a branch of philosophy dealing with what is morally right or wrong. The definition of morality is belief about what is right behavior, and what is wrong behavior.
The virtue ethical theory goes by an individual’s character, rather than by specific actions that are not of the person’s usual and…
Week 1 Homework
Please provide your answer to each question in the space provided below.
When finished, submit to the DropBox.
Chapter 1 (5 pts)
1. Briefly discuss the purpose of the Sixteenth Amendment.
The sixteenth amendment, which was passed by Congress in 1909, grants the power to collect federal income taxes (Smith et al. 2015). Congress is given the authority to collect tax on any source of income, whether…
In my research I found many similarities in Virtue Theory, Uliltarism and Deontological Ethics. According to Dictionary.com Virtue Theory is the belief that the person displays moral excellence, goodness and righteousness. Utilitarianism is the belief that virtue is based on utility and that conduct should be directed promoting the greatest happiness on the greatest…
The Importance of Ethics in the Workplace
In their personal and professional lives, people can and, unfortunately, sometimes do go against their moral and ethical standards. Ethical standards are what it means to be a good person, the social rules that govern our behavior. Ethics in business is essentially the study of what constitutes the right and wrong or the good or bad behavior in the workplace environment. A business is an organization whose objective is to provide goods or services for…